The following post is from Ryan Clark, CBF specialist and training manager for self-funded field personnel. Read part 1 of this blog series here.
It was the smell of the campfires at Wildgoose that triggered a memory from the Philippines. Our church, perched on a cliff in Baguio City, was adjacent to a construction site and every Sunday morning we could smell the workers cooking on a wood fire.
Nostalgia drifted amidst the campfire smoke and I was caught craving a sweet aspect of worship often missing in the United States: the testimonial. I don’t mean the cleaned up, pre-written, toast-master’s kind of speech. I mean the broken hearted confession that goes for too long and ends with, “And I wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for Jesus Christ.”
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